Youth Sociology and Comparative Analysis in the European Union Member States

Youth Sociology and Comparative Analysis in the European Union Member States
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Youth Sociology and Comparative Analysis in the European Union Member States

The central aim of the present article is to reflect on the possible contribution sociological comparative youth research in Europe can offer for a better understanding of youth life in the EU member states. With this purpose it analyses in a first step, the structural conditions under which young E...

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Translated title: Sociologia de la joventut i anàlisi comparativa en els estats membres de la Unió Europea
Sociología de la juventud y análisis comparativo en los estados miembros de la Unión Europea
Journal Title: Papers: Revista de Sociologia
Main Author: René Bendit
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Language: English
Get full text: http://papers.uab.cat/article/view/v79-bendit
Resource type: Journal article
Source: Papers: Revista de Sociologia; Vol 79, (Year 2006).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5565/rev/papers/v79n0.800
Publisher: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - NoComercial (by-nc)
Subjects: Social Sciences --> Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Social Sciences --> Sociology
Abstract: The central aim of the present article is to reflect on the possible contribution sociological comparative youth research in Europe can offer for a better understanding of youth life in the EU member states. With this purpose it analyses in a first step, the structural conditions under which young Europeans grow up today, in the context of globalisation and Europeanization, asking about the consequences such processes have on young people’s insertion in society. The analysis of youth and youth developed here includes further a systematic review of the most relevant theoretical concepts on youth life being discussed by scholars in Europe today, a description of the most important research instruments, data sources and networks already existing in EU-Europe in this field, a short analysis of possible research issues and questions that are considered as relevant for European social politics and a discussion of advantages, limitations and problems of European comparative youth research, arriving finally to some general conclusions that could give orientations for future work in this field.
Translated abstract: Tendències de la sociologia de la joventut davant l’emergència de noves categories, especialment la individualització i la segona modernitat. Present i futur de l’anàlisi comparada i de les xarxes d’investigació en joventut.
Tendencias de la sociología de la juventud ante la emergencia de nuevas categorías, especialmente la individualización y la segunda modernidad. Presente y futuro del análisis comparado y de las redes de investigación en juventud.